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Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)
"Lepa sela lepo gore" (original title)

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At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have ... See full summary »

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Dragan Bjelogrlic ...
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Velja
Dragan Maksimovic ...
Petar
Zoran Cvijanovic ...
Brzi
Milorad Mandic ...
Viljuska
Dragan Petrovic ...
Laza
Lisa Moncure ...
Liza
Nikola Pejakovic ...
Halil
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Gvozden
Petar Bozovic ...
Sloba
Marko Kovijanic ...
Marko
Dragan Zaric ...
Nazim
Admir Sehovic ...
Mali Milan
Milos Djuricic ...
Mali Halil
Vera Dedovic ...
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At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have grown up together near a deserted tunnel linking the Yugoslav cities of Belgrade and Zagreb. They never dare go inside, as they believe an ogre resides there. Twelve years later, during the Bosnian civil war, Milan, who is trapped in the tunnel with his troop, and Halil, find themselves on opposing sides, fatefully heading toward confrontation. Written by Saso Koren <saso.koren@guest.arnes.si>

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Based on an actual war time event of 7 members of 3. company of "Drina" battalion who were tasked to guard the bridge outside the Brodar tunnel near Visegrad, Bosnia and Hercegovina in September, 1992. On the 4. day of the guard duty they ware forced into the tunnel by Bosnian forces where they were trapped for the next 9 days during which 3 members of the group were killed, 3 managed to escape and one remained behind to cover them. See more »

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A different and more realistic take on the war in Yugoslavia
18 October 2001 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

What an absolutely amazing and realistically poignant take on the war in the former Yugoslavia. Being of Serbian descent this movie is considered an epic by our people. With all the anti-Serbian propaganda that was spewed by the media and by other movie directors that have done films about this horrific war, it was gratifying to my nationalistic side to see a movie that told it like it really was. This is one of the first movies since maybe Platoon or Apocalypse Now that shows the true damage that war can do to the human psyche. The soldiers were seen as regular guys with regular lives before the war and not as Balkan Brutes which the western media has portrayed them as many times. What made it more believable was the fact that the people fighting in this war (Serbs and Croats) were as close as brothers before the war, and seeing the reaction of the characters to each other during the war seemed very believable.


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